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April’s Too Many Good Books


Friday, April 1st, 2022 | 753 views

the best books of 2022 -- these could be the titles from Ian MacAllen, Grant Ginder, Marisa Siegel, Chloe Clark and Jaime Clarke

This month has a whole lot of books coming out. It seems like everyone was sitting on books during the pandemic and decided to release them this spring.

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Virtual Book Events Find Permanence In Online Archives


Thursday, January 7th, 2021 | 1,976 views

As book events migrate to virtual spaces, many events are becoming permanently available online. Bookstores, event spaces, and reading series are producing thousands of hours of readings and book discussions, and many of these events end up on YouTube creating a vast resource for readers and writers alike.

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5 Books To Read Before The End of Summer


Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 2,075 views

Even though summer is almost over, there are a few books we still need to read. If you’ve been following Notable Online over at The Rumpus, you probably noticed how many great events there are every week. All the virtual events have made it even easier to feel overwhelmed.

Don’t fret! We have you covered. Although we aren’t writing up virtual events, here’s a few books we would have written about this summer if we were attending events in person. It’s not too late to check them out!

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Virtual Literary Community


Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 2,174 views

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, in real life literary events have, like most of our world, been put on hold. We still have notes from our last in real life event and intend to write it up — eventually.

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Jenny Offill Presents Weather


Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 3,288 views

Jenny Offill discusses WEATHER at Books Are Magic with Rumaan Alam

Jenny Offill and Rumaan Alam discuss Weather, climate change, and librarians.

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Chana Porter Launches The Seep


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 2,731 views

Amy Brady Talks with Chana Porter about THE SEEP at Powerhouse

Chana Porter discusses The Seep and talks about dystopias, utopias, and our interconnected world.

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Literary and Book Festivals Guide, 2020


Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 3,005 views

Book Festivals of America 2020

Book and literary festivals connect authors with readers in all fifty states. Below is a list of literary festivals organized by month. The locations of the festival, dates of the festivals (when available), and website for the event are listed. At the end are links to festivals in other regions including Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

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Reading Series Census: The Angry Reading


Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | 3,953 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.


What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
We are “An Angry Reading Series.” We wanted to put together a reading series that could be a space for impassioned, evocative pieces of work, centred around the theme of anger and frustration. This is a very political time in the world, and we wanted to be a literary platform where writers could come, share their work, and heal through a supportive community. And because we believe in saying it like it is, we didn’t want to play around with the name too much. So we went literal.

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